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Review: could Januvia cause Hair loss?

Summary: Hair loss is found among people who take Januvia, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 1 - 6 months, also take medication Aspirin, and have Type 2 diabetes. We study 19,172 people who have side effects while taking Januvia from FDA and social media. Among them, 111 have Hair loss. Find out below who they are, when they have Hair loss and more.

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Januvia

Januvia has active ingredients of sitagliptin phosphate. It is often used in type 2 diabetes. (latest outcomes from 19,570 Januvia users)

Hair loss

Hair loss has been reported by people with high blood pressure, rheumatoid arthritis, high blood cholesterol, multiple sclerosis, depression. (latest reports from 42,762 Hair loss patients)

On May, 14, 2015: 19,172 people reported to have side effects when taking Januvia. Among them, 111 people (0.58%) have Hair Loss.

Trend of Hair loss in Januvia reports

Time on Januvia when people have Hair loss * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Hair loss16.00%56.00%20.00%0.00%8.00%0.00%0.00%

Gender of people who have Hair loss when taking Januvia * :

FemaleMale
Hair loss83.51%16.49%

Age of people who have Hair loss when taking Januvia * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Hair loss0.00%0.00%0.00%1.28%3.85%6.41%19.23%69.23%

Severity of Hair loss when taking Januvia ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Hair loss0.00%62.50%25.00%12.50%

How people recovered from Hair loss ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Hair loss0.00%0.00%100.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (37 people, 33.33%)
  2. Diabetes mellitus (29 people, 26.13%)
  3. Hypertension (6 people, 5.41%)
  4. Blood glucose increased (4 people, 3.60%)
  5. Blood cholesterol increased (4 people, 3.60%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Aspirin (15 people, 13.51%)
  2. Glipizide (13 people, 11.71%)
  3. Synthroid (10 people, 9.01%)
  4. Lantus (10 people, 9.01%)
  5. Glyburide (8 people, 7.21%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (9 months ago):

  • I had pneumonia and influenza a and b back in March 2014. In April I started losing large amounts of hair, in chunks. At this time in September 2014 I am still losing large amounts. I was diagnosed with high blood sugars since then, doctors are not sure if it's from being sick or from my PCOS(diagnosed with 7 years ago). I have read things that pneumonia with the high fevers could cause hair loss for up to six months. I am not sure it that is true. Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated at this time. I'm running out of hair.

    Reply

  • From this study (3 years ago):

  • I have two bald spots and can not find a solution. I have been to dermatologist and a GP with no answers. Came across the mention of a high incidence of a relationship between Alopecia and the use of Wellbutrin. I have been on the generic (bupropion hydrochlioride) for a long time.
    I am wondering if others who are on this medication have experienced this side effect.

    Reply

    BrightGlow on May, 31, 2012:

    Male,26..After 3years on Wellbutrin (still taking it 300mg/day) I have extreme hair thinning and alopecia .. I hope stop the medication will reverse thin condition..

    Reply

    MissBunch on Jun, 25, 2012:

    Had this problem with med Buspar. I think chemically related. Hair loss improved with discontinuation of med, but did not stop. Most of these drugs seem to cause trouble. If you are NOT allergic to wool, try Toppik powder from Sally Beauty. Fills in bald spots.

    Reply

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